Curriculum Vita


Ted Mouw


May 15, 2016


Department of Sociology

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

CB#3210, 155 Hamilton Hall

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3210

(919)-962-5602 (work)

(919)-960-8514 (home)


Fax: 919-962-7568



Online version with links to papers: cv.htm





Ph.D.        University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

                 Sociology: August, 1999

M.A.        University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

                 Economics: May, 1999

B.A.         Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

                 English Literature: May, 1990


Positions Held


2005-          Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.


1999-2005  Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.


1990-1992  Instructor, Staff English Language Training Unit, University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


Areas of Interest


Social Stratification, Immigration, Economic Sociology, Quantitative Methodology, and Demography


Professional Affiliations


American Sociological Association, Population Association of America, American Statistical Association.





Brian Levy, Ted Mouw, and Anthony Daniel Perez.  Forthcoming.  “Why Did People Move During the Great Recession?  The Role of Economics in Migration Decisions” The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.


Christoph Spörlein, Ted Mouw, and Ricardo Martinez-Schuldt.  Forthcoming.  “The Interplay of Spatial Diffusion and Marital Assimilation of Mexicans in the United States, 1980-2011.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.


M. Giovanna Merli, Ashton Verdery, Ted Mouw, and Jing Li.  Forthcoming. “Sampling Migrants from their Social Networks: The Demography and Social Organization of Chinese Migrants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.” Migration Studies.


Ashton Verdery, Ted Mouw, Shawn Bauldry, and Peter Mucha. 2015.  “Network Structure and Biased Variance Estimation in Respondent Driven Sampling.” PLoS ONE 10(12): e0145296. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145296


Ted Mouw, Sergio Chavez, Heather Edelblute, and Ashton Verdery.  2014.  “Binational Social Networks and Assimilation: A Test of the Importance of Transnationalism” Social Problems. 61(3): 1-31.


Ted Mouw and Ashton Verdery.  2012.  "Network Sampling with Memory: A Proposal for More Efficient Sampling from Social Networks"  Sociological Methodology. 42(1):206-256


Ted Mouw and Sergio Chavez.  2012.  "Occupational Linguistic Niches and the Wage Growth of Latino Immigrants" Social Forces.  91(2): 423-452


Ted Mouw and Arne Kalleberg.  2010.  “Occupations and the Structure of Wage Inequality in the United States.” American Sociological Review. 75(3):402-431.


Ted Mouw and Arne Kalleberg.  2010.  “Do Changes in Job Mobility Explain the Growth of Wage Inequality among Men in the United States, 1977-2005?”  Social Forces. 88(5): 2053-2077


Ted Mouw.  2007.  “The Spatial Mismatch Hypothesis.”  in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by George Ritzer.


Melanie Wasserman, Deborah Bender, Shoou-Yih Lee, Joseph Morrissey, Ted Mouw, and Edward Norton. 2006. “Social Support among Latina immigrant women: Bridge persons as mediators of cervical cancer screening.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 8(1):67-84.


Ted Mouw and Barbara Entwisle. 2006.  “Residential Segregation and Interracial Friendship in Schools.”  American Journal of Sociology.  Volume 112 Number 2 (September 2006): 394–441


Ted Mouw.   2006.  “Estimating the Causal Effect of Social Capital:  A Review of Recent Research.” Annual Review of Sociology. 32:79-102


Ted Mouw. 2005.  “Sequences of Early Adult Transitions: How Variable are They, and Does it Matter?” Chapter 8 in On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy. Edited by Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., and Rubén G. Rumbaut. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Melanie Wasserman, Deborah Bender, William Kalsbeek, Chirayath Suchindran, and Ted Mouw.  2005.  “A Church-based sampling design for research with Latina immigrant women.” Population Research and Policy Review. 24(6):647-671.


Ted Mouw.  2003.  “Social Capital and Finding a Job: Do Contacts Matter?”  American Sociological Review. 68(December):868-898.


Ted Mouw.  2002.  “Racial Differences in the Effects of Job Contacts: Conflicting Evidence from Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Data.” Social Science Research 31(4):511-538.


Ted Mouw. 2002.  "Are Black Workers Missing the Connection?  The Effect of Spatial Distance and Employee Referrals on Interfirm Racial Segregation." Demography 39(3):507-528.


Ted Mouw and Michael Sobel. 2001. “Culture Wars and Opinion Polarization: The Case of Abortion.”  American Journal of Sociology.  106(4): 913-943.


Ted Mouw.  2000.  “Job Relocation and the Racial Gap in Unemployment in Detroit and Chicago, 1980-1990” American Sociological Review.  65(5): 730-753.


Ted Mouw and Yu Xie.  1999. “Bilingualism and the Academic Achievement of Asian Immigrants: Accommodation with or without Assimilation?”  American Sociological Review 64(2): 232-253. 


Ted Mouw. 1995. “Human Capital and Regional Differences in Development: Secondary School Participation Rates in Java and Bali  Populasi: Buletin Penelitian Kebijaksanaan Kependudukan [Populasi: Bulletin of Demographic Policy Research] 6(2):15-32.  Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


Papers Currently Under Review


Ted Mouw and Arne Kalleberg. 2016. “Stepping Stone versus Dead End Jobs: Occupational Pathways out of Working Poverty in the United States, 1979-2012.” (revise and resubmit at the American Journal of Sociology)


Ashton Verdery, Ted Mouw, Heather Edelblute, and Sergio Chavez.  2016.  “Communication Flows in a Transnational Social Field” (under review at Social Networks).


Current Working Papers


Alexis Silver, Sergio Chavez and Ted Mouw, 2011. “Family Separation and Emotional Distress in a Transnational U.S-Mexico Immigrant Community” 


Ashton Verdery and Ted Mouw.  2011.  “Assimilation, transnationalism and the structure of migrant networks: New data and theory”


Ted Mouw and Andy Sharma. 2009. “Migration and the Diffusion of Latinos in the United States, 1980-2007”





(Pending) National Institutes of Health, R21, 2016-2018, “Testing Multiple Modes of Data Collection with Network Sampling with Memory.  (joint-PI with Giovanna Merli).  $434,759.  (Scored in the 1st percentile).


Russell Sage Foundation, 2015-2017, “Stepping Stones and Ladders: The Sources of the Mobility of Low Wage Workers in the United States 1996-2012. (PI, with Arne Kalleberg).  $118,102.


National Science Foundation, R03, 2010-11 “Immigration and the Dynamics of Labor Market Adjustment in the United States” (PI, with Jennie Brand)  $140,000


“Migration and Low Wage Labor Markets in North Carolina and Michoacan, Mexico.”  Mellon Foundation.  May-September 2005.   $15,274.


Course development grant, University of North Carolina.  2005. $5,000.



Honors and Awards


Bowman and Gordon Gray Teaching Professorship, University of North Carolina, 2009-2014.


Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of North Carolina, 2007.


Edward Kidder Graham Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, General Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina, 2005.


Dorothy S. Thomas Award for best student paper, Population Association of America, 2000


High Pass, Demography and Human Ecology Preliminary Examination, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, 1996


International Predissertation Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 1994-1995. 


Regents’ Fellowship, University of Michigan, 1993-1994.


Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association Fellowship to Indonesia, 1990-1992.


Highest Honors for Senior Thesis, “The Discourse of Modernism in the Work of Thomas Pynchon,” Department of English Literature, Oberlin College, 1990.


Phi Beta Kappa, Oberlin College 1990.


Oberlin College National Merit Scholarship, 1986-1990.


Professional Activities


2012-2015. Council member, American Sociological Association section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility.


Peer reviewer, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Problems, Sociological Methodology.


Languages: Indonesian (fluent), Spanish (proficient)